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Funko
29-04-2005, 13:21:43
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4486173.stm

The pound note ceased to be legal tender in England in 1988, but it seems no one told a small bank branch in Canada that. Last month, they handed over five crisp one pound notes, which have since found their way back to their birthplace. It was a homecoming, of sorts - but would anyone recognise them? And what's more, would anyone accept them?

The most common reaction to the note is incredulity: "Where," people say, "did you get those?"

The second? "Can I have one?

:lol: :cry: :hmm: :nervous: :shoot:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 13:26:34
I have nostalgic yearnings for the old pound notes.

But then I miss ten bob notes, too.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/44500.html

MDA
29-04-2005, 13:28:10
Keep 'em for luck - I have a US 5 dollar silver certificate and an old 2 dollar bill in my wallet.

Gary
29-04-2005, 13:30:25
Surely crisp new ones must be worth more than face value despite the number kept by the natives as mementoes ?
Not much more yet, I grant you, but some.

(Having now gone and read the article, seems I was right ;) but I'd have thought less that the ebay seller is hoping for.)

Asher
29-04-2005, 13:31:54
It doesn't say which suburban city of TO did this? Damn.

The Mad Monk
29-04-2005, 16:37:35
Originally posted by MDA
Keep 'em for luck - I have a US 5 dollar silver certificate and an old 2 dollar bill in my wallet.

I have several of the two dollar notes, apparently they're still legal tender.

I got the last one a year ago, when I bought some groceries at a supermarket.

Venom
29-04-2005, 17:01:53
The dollar bill is indeed still legal, though many stores won't take them.

The Bursar
29-04-2005, 17:03:36
There's still 1 notes in Scotland.

Lurker the Second
29-04-2005, 17:03:41
Huh?

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:06:06
Oh yeah. Stupid scottish money. I'd better remember to spend it all when I'm there so I don't get that "What the hell's this?" look from shopkeepers when I get back. :bash:

Why can't they have proper money?

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:07:30
like euros?

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:08:02
Exactly! Euros rule.

http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_money.htm

Lurker the Second
29-04-2005, 17:08:08
Haven't you left yet?

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:08:38
No. :(

Lurker the Second
29-04-2005, 17:09:58
You traveling separately? How long a train ride is that?

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:11:17
she's in the pub.

I'm going to london after work, we're flying up tomorrow morning.

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:12:30
Originally posted by Funko
Exactly! Euros rule.

http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_money.htm :clueless:

Lurker the Second
29-04-2005, 17:12:37
Damn. She gets to have all the fun.

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:13:23
Well she has to go to scotland with me. That should spoil her fun! Hah!

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:15:00
are you wearing a skirt this weekend?
and most important, did you buy something special for the 6 months anniversary?

Lurker the Second
29-04-2005, 17:15:20
Edinburgh? You meeting her parents? First time? I love asking all these questions.

I feel sorry for Tizzy, though, knowing she'll undoubtedly be disowned after this visit.

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:16:38
Ask her mum to show her babyfoto's

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:18:12
Skirt: No
Special: Nope
Edinburgh: No Kilmarnock, Perth, Elgin (north of Aberdeen)
Parents: Yep
First time: in scotland? Yes. Parents (meeting)? Yes.
Babyfotos: Good plan. I'll tell her it was your idea so you can get your reward.

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:20:13
no no no, you may take all the credits for the babyfoto's

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:20:52
No, fair's fair. It's a great idea. Thanks! I'm sure Tizzy will be very pleased to know who suggested it.

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:21:20
You deserve a reward after all your help in the past. :beer:

mr.G
29-04-2005, 17:24:54
Just take this one, i know you are a bit nervous about meeting the parents and all.

Funko
29-04-2005, 17:25:32
No, honestly. The parents is fine, I'm not nervous at all.

What are friends for huh?

Venom
29-04-2005, 18:19:14
Say it was my idea. I dare her to try and kick me.

Gary
29-04-2005, 18:32:22
I believe scottish currency isn't legal tender in the UK. It's just fear of brawny scotsmen that discourage folk from refusing it.

The Bursar
29-04-2005, 22:58:14
Originally posted by Gary
I believe scottish currency isn't legal tender in the UK.
I believe it is for at least some section of the UK. :hmm:

Cruddy
30-04-2005, 00:01:27
I beleive Scots money is totally OK and the panalty for not accepting it is a red hot poker up the jacksie.

It's not really, but that's what I tell shopkeepers who are lary of taking it. Many of them laugh - until I take out a poker and start heating it with a portable blowtorch.

MOBIUS
30-04-2005, 01:27:27
Originally posted by Funko
Oh yeah. Stupid scottish money. I'd better remember to spend it all when I'm there so I don't get that "What the hell's this?" look from shopkeepers when I get back. :bash:

Why can't they have proper money?

Just you wait until we have Welsh notes...:smoke:

:hmm: :cute: :bash: :nervous:

Greg W
30-04-2005, 01:28:28
The Welsh would have to learn to read first. :p

MOBIUS
30-04-2005, 01:30:02
Says the convict!:lol:

We've already got Welsh pound coins...;)

Greg W
30-04-2005, 01:33:06
And you think we're silly? At least we don't carry coins that are that heavy!

MOBIUS
30-04-2005, 01:33:06
In fact, technically ALL British coins are Welsh as they're all minted in Wales:p

Greg W
30-04-2005, 01:37:48
I never claimed the English were any more intelligent than the Welsh.

Sir Penguin
30-04-2005, 01:42:13
I can see blaming God for you being old, but where do Canadians come into it? Do you mean to say that Canadians are God?

SP

S|n|ster's Brother-in-Law
30-04-2005, 01:47:34
Canidians r fukin retarded goatfukkerz!

:shoot:

Deacon
30-04-2005, 07:05:40
I've got a $2 bill, but if I ever try to use it, the clerk will call the police and say I'm counterfeiting.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-04-2005, 07:43:46
Originally posted by Gary
I believe scottish currency isn't legal tender in the UK. It's just fear of brawny scotsmen that discourage folk from refusing it.

It is legal tender, as are the Ulster banknotes.

Funnily enough, all British coins aren't legal tender- there's no promissory arrangement attached to them. That's why shops and banks can refuse to accept large quantities of coins.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
30-04-2005, 09:59:32
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It is legal tender, as are the Ulster banknotes.

Funnily enough, all British coins aren't legal tender- there's no promissory arrangement attached to them. That's why shops and banks can refuse to accept large quantities of coins.


Actually, Scottish banknotes aren't legal tender in England & Wales but are accepted by long custom & usage.

" Legal Tender

An interesting feature of the Scottish banknotes issue has been the fact that they have never, apart from under temporary provisions introduced in both World Wars, been "legal tender" even in Scotland, although they are, of course, accepted as legal currency. Today, in fact, no banknotes whatsoever (including Bank of England notes!) qualifies for the term "legal tender" north of the Border and the Scottish economy seems to manage without that legal protection.

It should be noted that all Scottish bank notes, even designs which are no longer issued or by banks which no longer operate can still be redeemed by the banks which issued them (or which subsequently took them over). Of course, if you have old notes they may well be worth more than face value to a note collector! "

http://webhome.idirect.com/~mjp/mjpwww.html


I had always thought they were legal tender until a friend working in a Scots bank told me otherwise. I still like 'em- just as I like the coins you get that say 'Isle of Man' or 'Bailiwick of Jersey'.

Gary
30-04-2005, 10:03:17
Darn, just found that passage at http://www.scotbanks.org.uk/notes.htm and seem too late to post it :D Good ol' Google.

I believe coins have to be accepted but.... there are limits to how large a quantity of each coin can be used before they no longer are considered legal tender. Just off the top of my head. not going to look it up though ;)

Spartak
30-04-2005, 10:12:47
It used to be 14 coins on the buses in Guildford.

MoSe
02-05-2005, 12:44:50
I never got to know this acception of the word "tender"

"Love me tender" now takes on a brand new meaning :D

BTW, when I wont those 320 at the Grosvenor last time I went to Reading, IIRC I got a couple of 50 and/or 100 notes, and I think they were issued by the Bank of England. At least I got them changed back to Euros here as GBP, at the then current rate, without any problem...

Provost Harrison
02-05-2005, 12:48:42
100 notes? I'd be impressed if you got one of those as there's no such thing. 50s are as rare as rocking horse shit...

The Bursar
02-05-2005, 18:57:09
Unless they were pre-WW2 100 notes which had slipped through the system somehow...

Drekkus
02-05-2005, 21:09:47
Originally posted by MoSe
I never got to know this acception of the word "tender"

"Love me tender" now takes on a brand new meaning :D

:lol:

All the damn 80 year old canadians are over here at the moment.

notyoueither
03-05-2005, 08:54:08
One last hurrah, before all the old farts get the mobility of the average houseplant.

notyoueither
03-05-2005, 08:56:27
2005 is the Year of the Vet.

I don't mind. I think they deserve a year all to themselves while viagra can do more than raise them from the dead.